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FEBRUARY 2020

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THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER & THE CANDLE MAKER

MUSIC CITY ADVENTURE


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

Jane Krzysiak | jane.krzysiak@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Stephanie Hasbrouck | stephanie.hasbrouck@lifestylepubs.com

All You Need is Love—and Art FEBRUARY IS OUR MONTH TO SHOWCASE LOCAL MAKERS AND ARTISANS— THOSE TALENTED FOLKS WHO WALK AMONG US CREATING AND SHARING. Art provides a glimpse of someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. We like to look at and listen to art that makes us feel something - it resonates. Through art, we learn about ourselves.

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Stephanie Hasbrouck, Jane Krzysiak CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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In “The Butcher, The Baker & The Candle Maker” we shine a light on local makers who illustrate artistry in their craft, while giving a whimsical nod to the 18th century English nursery rhyme. These folks are pursuing their individual and varied passions and inspiring us to shop local and support those who MUST create. Then, Editorial Coordinator Stephanie Hasbrouck revisits her beloved hometown, Nashville in “Music City Adventure.”  This multi-faceted arts center will surprise you with all its offerings and no one is better suited to provide the inside scoop on this magical, musical town than Stephanie.  Sign me up to become the official taste tester

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Speaking of deliciousness – we check out Flower Mound’s new date night destina-

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

tion, Rustico. The food is amazing, the industrial décor gorgeous, and the atmosphere

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cozy and cool simultaneously. It’s a perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous or casually

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams

sophisticated night out with other couple friends.

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And in honor of Valentine’s Day, we tap into a local book club to suggest some romantic reads in “Love Story.” Or if you prefer to jump into a DIY project instead of a book, look at our suggestions for ways to incorporate a family heirloom into even a modern home. Love these twists on ways to live with old, treasured pieces. So much to do, see and read, and it’s only month #2 of 2020! Happy February! ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MASSACHUSETTS | MICHIGAN MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA | NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH CAROLINA | TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 14 Music City Adventure Editorial Coordinator Stephanie Hasbrouck Revisits Her Beloved Hometown

20 The Butcher, The Baker & The Candle Maker Local Makers Illustrate Artistry in Their Craft

24 Date-Night Destination Rustico Wood Fired Grill & Wine Bar Offers Upscale, Intimate Dining Experience

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34 Love Story Local Book Club Members Suggest Some Lovely Valentine Reads

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

14

Road Trip

24 Locally Owned 28 Culinary Creations 30 Renovate & Refine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Page Turners


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GOOD TIMES

Ally’s Wish Boots & Blessings Gala Kick Off Party On Dec. 3, Tamara & Tony Casillas, 2020 Event Chairs, opened their home to kick-off the 6th Annual Ally’s Wish Boots & Blessings Gala with a night of sips, shopping and holiday cheer. Vestals Catering and Sprinkles cupcakes tempted with yummy bites while the Kendra Scott team enticed with their  latest jewelry collection.    LeeAnne Locken-Emberlin and Rich Emberlin, Honorary  Chairs, also made an appearance.  PHOTOGRAPHY BOB MANZANO 

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Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce and Lewisville Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon On Dec. 17 Christian Community Action proved two is better than one when they sponsored the annual joint Holiday Luncheon for the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce and the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce. It was a "see and be seen" event at the Courtyard by Marriott Flower Mound, where monthly awards were handed out, and Santa made a special appearance.  PHOTOGRAPHY GREG WEGHORST

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GOOD TIMES

Cross Timbers Rotary Christmas Luncheon is Home for the Holidays On Dec. 13, Cross Timbers Rotary Club members and guests gathered at The Courtyard Marriott Flower Mound to celebrate their 5th Annual Christmas luncheon - themed "Home for the Holidays". "Same Kind of Different As Me" best selling author Ron Hall was special guest and the event helped raise  money to build and furnish a Denton County Habitat for Humanity home.  PHOTOGRAPHY SOUTHERN EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACEY CLIFTON

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AROUND TOWN

FLOWER MOUND PONDS STOCKED WITH RAINBOW TROUT

largest yet. “We were able to honor the lives of the officers who are no longer with us while raising

Two Flower Mound ponds recently were

funds to help the families of the fallen,” says Chief

stocked with some new occupants, as part of the

Doug Reim. “We would not be able to hold this

Texas Parks and Wildlife Rainbow Trout Stocking

event without the support of our sponsors, City

Program. Heritage Park pond received 375 rain-

Council, City staff and the community.”

bow trout, and Rheudasil Park pond received 1,250 rainbow trout. For fishing license require-

CITIZEN’S FIRE ACADEMY BEGINS FEB. 6

ments, regulations and trout fishing tips, visit

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Fire Academy will take place from 7-9 p.m. on

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Thursday nights Feb. 6-April 2. There also will be three Saturday morning classes. Participants will receive an inside look into the day-to-day operations of the FMFD and receive lessons on topics, such as Fire and EMS Operations; CPR and first aid; fire investigations, motor vehicle extrication and live fire training. For more information, visit Flower-Mound.com/citizensfireacademy.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 FLOWER MOUND OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS Congratulations to the 2019 Flower Mound Outstanding Citizenship Award recipients. The award recognizes outstanding individuals and groups that demonstrate exemplary service to the community. 

BUCKETS & BOWS’ DEBBIE SARDONE ATTENDS WOMEN OF WORTH EVENT

is active in many civic organizations, including

Three years ago Debbie Sardone, owner of

the Women of Flower Mound, where she has

Buckets & Bows Maid Service, was one of the 10

served on every committee and various board

L’Oreal Women of Worth recognized for starting

positions. She also is a Lewisville ISD Board

and leading the national non-profit organization

Member, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Board

Cleaning For A Reason. Once again this year Debbie

Member and local business owner.

traveled to New York to attend the Women of Worth

In the group category, the Cross Timbers Rotary

event, where she and her daughter Amy caught up

Club received the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Group

with actor Andie MacDowell. 

Award. Since its founding, the group has provided

HIGHLAND VILLAGE PRESENTS DONATION SUPPORTING FAMILIES OF FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

more than $125,000 in grants to local nonprofits in the areas of education, special needs, leadership training, homelessness, drug addition, family counseling, veterans and more.

On Dec. 10, Highland Village Police Chief

Al Picardi received the Lifetime Achievement

Doug Reim presented a check in the amount of

Award. Al has served on the Planning and Zoning

$66,795.76 to a representative from the Texas

Commission, Tax Increment Reinvestment Board,

Police Chiefs Association Foundation. The dona-

The Summit Club, The Flower Mound Foundation

tion was the result of the 2019 TXFallenPD Tribute

and The Friends of the Library.

Event, which was held in the fall. For the past 12 years the Highland Village Police Department and the City of Highland Village have held an event to raise funds for the families of Texas police officers killed in the line of duty. This year’s event was the 12

In the individual category, Angie Cox received the 2019 Outstanding Citizenship Award. Angie

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CAROLYN CORPORON NAMED ADVOCACY CENTER MEMBER OF THE YEAR Congratulations

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the Year Carolyn Corporon. She served as

for more than 500 children this past December.  This

the 2019 Champion for Children Gala Chair,

program was sponsored by Kent Companies with

which was the highest grossing event to date

support from Independent Financial and generous

for the Advocacy Center. As a member of the

community members. On Saturday, Dec. 14, families

Development Committee, she also was respon-

received necessities such as coats, hats, gloves and

sible for creating new and exciting opportunities

fun items like board games, bikes and all sorts of toys. 

to showcase the Center.

For more information on how to empower and sup-

“Carolyn’s creativity and passion for advancing the Advocacy Center to better serve more children in need is inspiring in this time of unprecedented growth,” said CEO Kristen Howell.

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LEWISVILLE ISD APPROVES 2020-2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR The LISD Board of Trustees has approved the

CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER FOR DENTON COUNTY PROVIDES CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN

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The stress of the holiday season combined with cop-

Students’ winter break will be Dec. 21-Jan. 6.

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Spring break will be March 15-19. And the last

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ROAD TRIP

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR STEPHANIE HASBROUCK REVISITS HER BELOVED HOMETOWN

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED

MUSIC CITY A DV E N T U R E 14

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I NEVER APPRECIATED THE BEAUTY OF MY

arched stained glass windows, attending a concert

HOMETOWN UNTIL I DIDN’T LIVE THERE ANY-

there truly is a spiritual experience. For Ryman tour and

MORE. Now I love to travel back home for holidays and

concert information, visit Ryman.com.

family visits and become a tourist in my old stomping

In addition to its country music offerings, Nashville

ground. If you haven’t yet visited the magical, musical

boasts a lavish symphony center that visitors must

town of Nashville, I highly recommend it. There truly is

experience. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center,

something for everyone in this art-filled city.

which opened in 2006, has become a cultural

One of my absolute favorite places to visit is the

center in downtown Nashville and has received

old Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman is known to locals

global accolades for its acoustical excellence and

as the Mother Church. That’s because it once was

neo-Classical architecture.

a church. In 1892, Nashville businessman Thomas

The Schermerhorn plays host to many concerts –

Ryman spearheaded the construction of the Union

both classical and contemporary- and offers special

Gospel Tabernacle after attending a tent revival that

children’s concerts several times a year. For more infor-

unexpectedly inspired him to dedicate his fortune

mation about the Schermerhorn Symphyony Center and

to the project. When Ryman died, the building was

upcoming performances, visit NashvilleSymphony.org.

renamed after him. In the 1920s, the Ryman became a

While it’s well known as the “Music City,” Nashville actu-

venue for performances by traveling acts. And in 1943,

ally is a multi-faceted arts center. The Frist Art Museum is

the Ryman became home to the Grand Ole Opry and

a prime example. Created as a family-friendly art appreci-

performances by legends like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash

ation center, the Frist houses the Martin ArtQuest Gallery

and Hank Williams. It truly feels like hallowed ground.

filled with activities for art lovers of all ages. ArtQuest has

The building now is a popular concert venue. With

30 interactive stations for visitors to learn and create their

its row-upon-row of wrap-around wooden pews and

own original pieces of art.

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The Frist houses several ever-changing art exhibits. For families who are fans of Eric Carle stories, visit the exhibit “Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’” through Feb. 23. A complete list of exhibits can be found on the museum’s website FristArtMuseum.org. For art and nature enthusiasts, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a must-visit. The 55-acre, flower-filled estate was originally the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek. It was converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960. Since that time, Cheekwood has housed numerous world-class art exhibits – many of which have been located throughout the gardens. One of the most popular exhibits is Chihuly at Cheekwood, which will return in April. Chihuly at Cheekwood will feature large-scale Chihuly glass sculptures within the gardens and a monumental sculpture in the Frist Learning Center Great Hall. Cheekwood also offers a fun-filled Storybook Trail exhibit featuring pages from “The Little Engine that Could” book and a trail that leads to the gardens’ popular “TRAINS!” exhibit that children of all ages adore. But perhaps the most enchanting aspect of Cheekwood is its natural beauty. With its 150,000 blooming bulbs in the springtime, it definitely is a sight to behold. For more information about Cheekwood and upcoming exhibits there, visit Cheekwood.org. And let’s not forget the amazing food and libation options that abound in Nashville. From biscuit breakfasts to fine steak dinners to the popular Tennessee Whiskey Tours, Nashville has it all. For more information on restaurants and things to do in my hometown, go to VisitMusicCity.com.

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03 DINNER Kayne Prime Steakhouse is a favorite fine-dining destination with its top-notch steaks and fresh, farmto-table dishes.

04 DESSERT Stop by The Legendairy Milkshake Bar for a dessert that is, well, legendary. From Elvis-inspired “The King” shake to the “Shake It Up- Buttercup” shake, these overthe-top creations are sure to please everyone.

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THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER & THE CANDLE MAKER LOCAL MAKERS ILLUSTRATE ARTISTRY IN THEIR CRAFT

THE KNOWLES FAMILY, OLD TOWN MARKET SHAWN AND SHARON KNOWLES OPENED OLD TOWN MARKET IN DOUBLE OAK THIS PAST YEAR, BUT THE BUTCHER SHOP HAS BEEN A FIXTURE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS. “Old Town Market was established in May 1977 by Bob Knowles and Dickie Grant,” Sharon says. Back then, the business was located in Lewisville, where it remained for 42 years. “Shawn worked after school cleaning and sweeping the floors. Over the years, working with Bob and Dickie, Shawn learned the true artistry of butchering and acquired his hard working skills and knowledge of the meat business,” Sharon says. In 2009, Shawn and Sharon purchased the business, and this past July, relocated it to its new site on Chinn Chapel Road. Old Town Market employs four full-time butchers, including Shawn, who was awarded “Best Butcher” for the North Texas Region in 2016 by the Texas Beef Council. Though she isn’t a butcher, Sharon helps run the business with her husband. Customers appreciate the care and quality put into every cut of meat offered at their market. “Butchering is a lost art,” Sharon says. “A majority of the grocery/big box stores do not know how to break down the carcass of an animal.” She says Old Town Market’s traditional style of cutting and quality of meats set it apart from other stores. In addition to prime cuts of meat, Old Town Market sells more than 20 varieties of sausage and even will prepare custom sausages for those who bring in their own seasonings. For those looking for already-prepared meats, Old Town Market offers catering, as well. “The most popular items are brisket, sausage, barbecue, ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK

bologna, cowboy beans and potato salad,” Sharon says.

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For more information about Old Town Market, visit OldTownMeatMarket.com.


CARA VASQUEZ, THE FLOUR SHOP Cara Vasquez has been baking for nearly two decades. Nine years ago, she decided to open her bakery, The Flour Shop, and since that time, has become an important part of the Flower Mound/Highland Village area. Cara says her mother inspired her to become a baker. “The

most relaxed and comfortable. It just makes me happy,” she says. “After 19 years, I still genuinely love to bake.” She says she enjoys both the preciseness and the freedom of baking. “I enjoy experimenting with different flavor and texture combinations.

suggestion of culinary school came from my mom. She’s also

“I’ve never considered myself an artist, but I suppose I am,”

the one who first taught me how to bake. I knew in culinary

she says. “There is an art to putting flavors together and creating

school that I wanted to open my own bakery one day.”

new baked goods. People eat with their eyes first, so we work to

Cara originally opened The Flour Shop in The Shops at

create food with visual appeal that also tastes delicious.”

Highland Village in 2011 and moved to her current location on Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound in 2017. The Flour Shop

For more information about The Flour Shop, visit TheFlour.Shop.

offers a long list of dreamy desserts, including pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, bars, éclairs, cream puffs, cheese-

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cakes … “The list goes on!” Cara says. “We also offer events for both kids and adults, birthday parties and catering.” Whether she’s constructing a lovely layer cake or rolling out cookie dough, Cara says she is most content when she is baking. “The kitchen is my happy place and where I’m

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THE BU TCHER , THE BAK ER & THE CANDLE MAK ER (CONTINUED)

JUSTIN WARNACK, DENOVO CANDLE CO.

Justin Warnack and his wife Casey of Denton began Denovo Candle Co. in 2017 after making candles as gifts for family and friends the previous Christmas. “What started as a unique gift idea transitioned into a business idea after we received positive feedback,” Justin says. Justin is no stranger to candle making. “My father had a candle shop in Old Town Lewisville growing up, and I spent the majority of my weekends and summers making and selling candles alongside my family,” he says. “After starting Denovo, we now are teaching our kids not only how to make the candles, but also the financial side of the business. We are appreciative for the opportunity to teach them the craft and to have them involved in building a business from the ground up.” The couple sell their products online and at many local craft shows. “We also collaborate with other businesses to develop their own unique private label candle lines. Among these partners are Main Street Mercantile, Roanoke and Denton Trading Company, Baskets by Frankie Lynn and A Touch of Muck,” Justin says. Each candle is hand-poured with 100% soy wax and premium fragrance oils to maximize their scent. Denovo also offers melts, which can be used as alternatives to candles in areas where an open flame is not desirable, Justin says. Each Denovo candle is poured, cooled, cured and topped with the company’s signature wooden lid. The process takes time, but attention to detail is part of the artistry of candle making, Justin says. “The patience it takes to create a candle is something that seems to get overlooked sometimes by makers themselves,” he says. “From testing to pouring and finally the curing process, patience is required to make a good candle.” For more information on Denovo Candle Co., visit DenovoCandle.com. A percentage of all net proceeds from Denovo Candle Co. are donated to local animal rescue charities. 22

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FROM TESTING TO POURING AND FINALLY THE CURING PROCESS, PATIENCE IS REQUIRED TO MAKE A GOOD CANDLE.”


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LOCALLY OWNED

DATE-NIGHT DESTINATION RUSTICO WOOD FIRED GRILL & WINE BAR OFFERS UPSCALE, INTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE

RUSTICO WOOD FIRED GRILL & WINE BAR QUIETLY OPENED ITS DOORS THIS PAST FALL TO A RESOUNDING RESPONSE FROM THE COMMUNITY. Since that time, Rustico has become a premier upscale dining venue in Flower Mound. Rustico’s style strikes a balance of rustic elegance and contemporary, industrial charm. Alan Mann and Marty Bryan, co-own the restaurant. Marty also owns Marty B’s in Bartonville. “We felt in Flower Mound the one thing that was missing was a nice, upscale restaurant,” Marty says. So he and Alan set out to create an intimate space largely focused on adult patrons seeking a fine-dining experience. “We really did a good job of creating a nice, cozy, intimate space,” Marty says. Cozy, yes. Boring, no. Rustico boasts musical playlists to please all diners, but at a level that allows individuals to still hold conversations. “It’s a warm, intimate, cozy environment with a lively atmosphere,” Marty says. Rustico’s menu is as thoughtful as its environment. The restaurant is committed to serving only the highest quality food. All of the meats have zero antibiotics, are hormone-free, all natural and have been humanely raised. Rustico partners with 44 farms and ranches to meet this high standard. In addition, all of the restaurant’s produce is organic, and Rustico has a wide variety of gluten-free and allergy-friendly options. 24

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ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK PHOTOGRAPHY NICK ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHY


“We spare no expense on the food,” says Marty. However, he says he and Alan were extremely intentional when setting the prices. “It’s moderate vs. expensive,” he says. “For the quality of the food and the portions, the price point is fantastic,” Alan says.

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In addition to Rustico’s top-notch menu, the restaurant offers an impressive wine, beer and cocktail list. “We have 57 wines available,” Alan says. He and Marty say they researched best-selling wines and have included those which have broad appeal. “We want to put on the menu what customers really want,” Marty says. Unlike many other wine bars, Rustico offers high end wines by the glass, as well, so customers have the flexibility to try fine wines without committing to a $100 bottle. Rustico hosts happy hours from 4-6 p.m. each day, with additional happy hours from 10 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The late happy hours offer locals a more elegant option for evening cocktails, Marty says. All menu items, except for entrees are available during the late happy hours. Rustico is open 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight on Friday; 3 p.m.-midnight on Saturday; 3-9 p.m. on Sunday; and closed Mondays. It is located at 3701 Justin Road. For more information about Rustico, including a peek at the menu, visit TheRusticoGrill.com.

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THE OLD FASHIONED HAS ROOTS IN THE EARLY 1800’S, MADE IT’S FIRST COME BACK IN THE 1860’S, AND IS POPULAR ONCE AGAIN FOR SOPHISTICATES. Insist on Luxardo cherries – the “OG” maraschino cherry that leaves its flamboyant cherry- red cousin in the dust.  Marasca cherries are rich, meaty and the pits have an almond like flavor when distilled.   Ask for Luxardo cherries by name when ordering your next cocktail - educating the uneducated and bonding with the purist and talented mixologists who know:  There is no substitute.

classic old fashioned I n g r e d i e n ts + 2 ¼ oz bourbon – Try Maker’s Mark Private Barrel Select + 1 orange peel + 1-2 Luxardo cherries + 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters + 1 sugar cube + Large Ice cube – Try a large square mold

I n st r u ct i o n s 01 Cut one-inch circle of orange peel. 02 Place sugar cube in lowball glass and saturate with bitters. 03 Muddle sugar cube and then add 1 1/2 oz of bourbon. 04 Add ice and stir well. 05 Using a match or lighter warm orange peel, then squeeze while holding over glass. Wipe peel on rim of glass and drop in.  06 Add cherry and 3/4 oz of bourbon and give a final stir.  You may add a small spritz of soda. Garnish with orange peel strip and Luxardo cherries. 

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RENOVATE & REFINE

OUT WITH THE

NEW IN WITH THE

old WE’RE SHARING TIPS, TRICKS + UNIQUE WAYS TO INCORPORATE YOUR ANTIQUE ITEMS INTO YOUR HOME

ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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WHAT IT IS Antique Chest STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the

tips

wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

Repurpose old tins, mugs, teacups or storage containers into succulent gardens. Because succulents have shallow root systems, they can survive (and thrive!) in smaller spaces.

Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display unique pieces as wall art. Consider creating a gallery wall that mixes vintage photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tickets are $45 or bring a date or

Workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,

friend and make it two for $80.

Feb. 22. Songwriters of all levels are

FLOWER MOUND FARMERS MARKET

Visit WomenofFlowerMound.org/

invited to participate. Tickets are $60

winedown/ for more information.

per person and include lunch and two tickets to Gauthier’s Black Box

Parker Square

Stop by the Flower Mound Farmers Market every Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Parker Square. Products available include fresh produce, local honey, grass-fed beef, eggs, pre-

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Songwriter Series concert scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.

TEXAS TUNES: GARY P. NUNN

Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater

pared cuisines, desserts, seasonings,

Country music singer Gary P. Nunn

pet treats, jewelry and more.

will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Medical City Lewisville

CASINO NIGHT “ALL IN FOR THE WIN”

1

Grand Theater. For tickets, visit

THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING

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supporting Our Daily Bread will be

LISD WHOLE CHILD SERIES

Denton Convention Center. For tick-

MCLGrandtix.com.

The Lewisville Theatre presents The Book of Everything at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. For ticket information, visit LewisvilleTheatre.com.

Convention Center

held from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Embassy Suites by Hilton ets, visit OurDailyBreadDenton.org.

WT Bolin Administrative Center

The LISD Whole Child Series – Drugs and Alcohol- Current Trends is a free

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presentation for LISD employees, parents and the community. For more information, visit LISD.net.

HANDBAG AUCTION Lewisville

The Communities In Schools of North Texas

Women's

Auxiliary

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton

Casino Night “All In for the Win”

Lewisville Theatre

Eighth

Annual Designer Handbag Auction will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday,

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23 BLACK BOX SONGWRITER SERIES: MARY GAUTHIER Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater

Mary Gauthier will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Medical City

FOUNDERS’ DAY

Lewisville Grand Theater. For ticket information, visit MCLGrandtix.com.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville

Feb. 6. The event will include appetiz-

The Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs

ers, beverages, mingling and exclu-

will host Founders’ Day from 7-10 p.m.

sive handbag auction. Tickets are lim-

Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Hilton Garden

ited. Visit https://www.facebook.

Inn Dallas/Lewisville. The event will

com/events/579288332819365/

include the recognition of those who

for more information.

have received Texas PTA Honorary

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Life Memberships, Extended Service

Studio B Performing Arts will hold

9

Awards

open auditions for Lionel Bart’s

WOFM WINE DOWN FUNDRAISER

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2400 FM407 #1, Highland Village.

MCL GRAND SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH MARY GAUTHIER

http://www.studiobtheater.com/.

Grapes to Wine

Enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts at the Women of Flower Mound's Wine Down Fundraising Event 4-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Grapes to Wine in

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and

National

PTA

Life

Achievement Awards.

tion on Feb. 29 at 10am at Studio B, For

Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater

Bartonville. All proceeds benefit the

Award-winning

WOFM scholarship fund. There will

Mary Gauthier leads the eighth

be special deals for bottle purchases.

annual MCL Grand Songwriting

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Oliver! Ages 6 to adult may audi-

singer-songwriter

more

information

and

to

download an audition packet, visit


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PAGE TURNERS AND TRANSPORTING US FROM ONE WORLD TO ANOTHER. There is nothing quite like a beautiful love story. In honor of Valentine’s month, we asked local book club members to tell us their favorite classic or modern love stories. From Austen to Silverstein, here are some of their suggestions.

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, Barnes & Noble, $6.95 Most book club members agree, the classic love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy tops all others. Set at the turn of the 19th century, the beloved novel remains one of the most popular in English literature, selling more than 20 million copies.

The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks,

Barnes

&

Noble

paperback, $8.99 Set in post-World War II North Carolina, The Notebook also is a book club favorite. Named one of PBS’s “Great American Reads,” the novel follows the challenging ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED

Lo v e S t o r y

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and heartbreaking love story of Allie Nelson and Noah Calhoun.

When Harry Met Sally, by Nora Ephron, Barnes & Noble paperback, $13.24 Read the brilliant screenplay of the hilarious and heartwarming movie that made the world fall in love with friends-turned-sweethearts Harry and Sally. The book is just as funny as the movie!

The Giving Tree, by

Shel

Silverstein, Barnes & Noble hardcover, $16.19 Though it was written as a children’s book, this beautiful story of unconditional love is a mustread for all ages.


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Briesly’s Boutique and Hello Daffodil

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